Gear

Profurl has increased the spool diameter of most sizes, improving the speed of furling and making it a lot more comfortable during maneuvers – a real advantage for small crews.

Alex is currently wearing Zhik’s Aroshell coastal range in the lead up to the Vendée Globe race - a light and comfortable coastal smock and salopette combination.

A significant advance in recent times from a sailor’s perspective is the development of furling systems for downwind sails. Check out why top-down furling is the answer and watch a video showing how it works.

Peter Gately is collecting unwanted sails to take to Tonga, where they will be used by fishermen as emergency propulsion when their ageing outboards break down.

Ronstan's video shoot on Port Phillip Bay shows how easy it is to handle downwind sails with top-down furling.

The team of developers at SailTimer has been working on the next generation of high-resolution wind zones, beyond anything currently possible with GRIB and marine weather forecasts.

Lifejackets made to Australian Standard 1512 have been using a standard that is eleven years out-of-date.

The 12-month diary doubles as a ship’s log and the book is practical for professional, commercial and leisure mariners or use in your home, office or that other office, your boat.

OLAS Core is a small, portable, wireless Man Overboard Alarm system for boats up to 50ft long and up to 15 crew.

The APEX jacket is an all-round coastal/offshore jacket with an adjustable hood, high offshore collar and tapered faceshield that tucks into a stowaway pocket.

Built-in handles and a reduction in weight allows for quick and easy deployment,

More force was required to puncture the new fabrics, and cuts made to the new fabrics were smaller and shallower than those on standard neoprene.

Foulfree is a specialized foul-release coating that is biocide-free and does not poison marine growth.

Generate your own cruising memories to make them last a lifetime.

The advanced composite waterproof fabric features a combination of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic technologies that efficiently transport moisture away from the skin whilst keeping the wearer 100% protected from the elements.